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Now on View! Thrift Style February 6, 2021 - May 1, 2021
Johnson County Museum
Thrifting and upcycling are not new concepts. The practice of reusing empty feed sacks, flour sacks, and sugar sacks—also known as commodity bags—as raw material for clothing and other home goods was popular during the austere decades of the 1920s through the 1940s. This exhibit includes nearly four dozen examples of the collision between commercial waste and homespun ingenuity—perhaps providing a model for our modern emphasis on sustainability! Traveling exhibit from Mid-America Arts Alliance. A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and The National Endowment for the Arts.